For the workout this week, let’s do some sprints. If you’re new to running, or if you think there is just no freakin’ way sprints are happening for you today, then we’ve got a compromise: simply think of a sprint as pushing yourself to move faster than what is comfortable. So your version of a sprint may still be a walk—just a faster, harder walk than you’re used to. Make sense?
Now, either on a track, a field, or on a piece of cardio equipment at the gym, get your timer ready. If you sprint for 10 seconds, you’ll recover for 20 seconds between each sprint and if you sprint for 20 seconds, you’ll recover for 40 seconds. Get the idea?
Here’s what your workout looks like:
BeWOW: Sprint Your Way to Shorts Season
10-second sprint x 10 (20 second recovery)
20-second sprint x 8 (40 second recovery)
30-second sprint x 6 (1 minute recovery)
45-second sprint x 4 (1 minute and 30 seconds recovery)
1-minute sprint x 2 (2 minute recovery)
Audrey McKenna Hasse is the owner of A.M.Fit, a personal training and healthy consultation business on the Main Line. You’ll find her workouts every Monday right here on Be Well Philly.
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